Lag Robert O’Connor may have been brutally murdered for just €200 of heroin as cops pinpoint beating theories
- 7:00, 4 Aug 2022
GARDAI are probing whether inmate Robert O’Connor was murdered in a behind bars attack for just €200 of heroin.
The 34-year-old lag, from Darndale in north Dublin, lost his fight for life in the early hours of yesterday.
O’Connor was brutally attacked in his cell on the C2 landing of Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison at around 6pm on Friday.
The Irish Sun revealed how the inmate was rushed to the Mater Hospital’s ICU after the barbaric assault by three other inmates.
He was given a six-and-a-half-year sentence on July 27 after he was caught with a firearm in 2021.
One theory being looked at is that he was targeted by another inmate who offered prisoners €200 worth of heroin to target him.
Prison sources claim O’Connor may have been targeted because he was accused of organising an attack on another lag who was accused of assaulting a woman.
Another theory is that a criminal on the outside had him attacked.
One prison source said: “The talk in the prison is whether he was attacked because he was accused of organising an attack on someone else.
“They wanted revenge and is understood to have offered the heroin to anyone who would give O’Connor a beating.